Will Smith started his career as rappers in 1988, but years later he gained worldwide fame by acting in the hit television show “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”which aired from 1990 to 1996. He listened to the producers’ proposals for details and jokes that would be included in the script, as well as the guests on the show, but apparently there was an idea with which he did not agree.
In an interview conducted for the book Freaks, Gleeks, and Dawson’s Creek: How seven teen shows transformed television (Freaks, Gleeks, and Dawson’s Creek: How Seven Teen Shows Transformed Television) david steven simonwho served as executive producer of “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”commented that in 1993 he suggested an appearance by drag queen RuPaul in one episode, which Smith refused: “I remember him saying that it would be a really bad idea, and I said: ‘No, look, listen to my story,’ but he refused, and kept saying that it was a bad idea. The reason why he would say no is because of his image. Spot”.
What Will did not imagine is that little by little the career of RuPaul would take off, first as a singer and 15 years later as host of the program RuPaul’s drag race, whose worldwide popularity has led to versions of the show in several countries. So far, the actor has not commented on Simon’s statements, with whom he worked for a long time.
Source: La Opinion